Monday, April 25, 2016

Charles Koch Compares Donald Trump To A Nazi

Yeah sure. Don't TRUST anyone who has been a rightwing extremist killer of the environment and promoter of climate change to come out and say he may support Hillary Clinton. OH SURE, believe that one and I have a George Washington Bridge I'd like to sell you.

Get one of the most DESPISED rightwing extremist Koch Brother John Birch Society aficionado to come out in support of a progressive. Good way to turn off Sanders's and other progressive voters? DO NOT TAKE THE BATE, progressives. Get out to vote en masse for whomever the Democratic nominee is and tell Koch to .......[fill in the blank]


Ted Cruz and John Kasich Team Up to Stop Donald Trump

The dynamic due are a day late and a dollar short (see link below.) In reality, Ted Cruz is the worst of the worst of the worst. Cruz is a mean, cruel, sickening, loathsome, vicious, insane, moronic. Fundamentalist fanatic idiot who cares about one thing--Cruz and that's it. How Harvard gave him a degree I will NEVER know. Shame on you Harvard what a sorry representation of an Ivy League school.Cruz is. This jerk would repeal the Affordable Healthcare root and branch,knock MILLIONS off of health care, kill thousands and wreck our relationship abroad while he is at it. He is a MENACE to life. Kasich, although not great, has a few redeeming qualities -- not many but a few. How he can make a deal with the devil Cruz I will never know. By body language alone it appears Cruz's own daughter finds him repulsive as she squirmed to get away from his hold. Moreover,, one wonders about the Enquirer story shown on Rachel Maddow on his sexual hypocrite escapades. Is the Enquirer just a scandal sheet or telling the truth and whose number IS on the deceased DC Madam list? Inquiring minds want to know..

The Republican slate is an abomination. There is NOT one who has presidential qualities because the Republicrat Party has turned into the I hate government party, stands for deregulating everything, doesn't mind lead in drinking water, wants to get rid of regulatory agencies that really do protect the little guy. Ironically, the Republican Party itself should be ripped apart root and branch and think of some other rationale for governing a nation without crucifying the poor and the middle class.

Shame on ANYONE who votes Republicon. No matter who their nominee is they will lose BIG time in November and they know it. They are breathing their last breath and not soon enough for me!

Our Cultural Connection

Kudos to one of the most insightful, cogent and sensitive looks at the American cultural connection or non-connection to our modern-day eternal Middle East War. I laud Andrew Bacevich's April 24th Boston Globe Op Ed article entitled "War out of sight, sacrifice out of mind." Why am I not surprised this article, linked below, was so good? I am not surprised because it was written by one of my favorite academic historians, Boston University Professor Andrew Bacevich. He is also a retired career officer in the Armor Branch of the United States Army, retiring with the rank of Colonel. This man is a plethora of insight into America's changing cultural face of war and expresses it so well. Moreover, he has lost a son in the Iraq War as well.

In sum, there surely is a difference between our fathers' fighting World War II or World War I, for that matter, and our post Vietnam PTSD and protest fostering a new age of a volunteer military for all post Vietnam succeeding wars. Our warriors now are engaged in combat because they want to, volunteer for it, it does not hurt that this nation offers monetary incentive to do so and puts the cost of it on a credit card. This obviates the hysterics of national protest once seen during the Vietnam years that split this nation in two, the malady from which we never did entirely heal.

Protests, as Professor Bacevich astutely understands, is limited to present day civil rights and economic struggles but has waxed non existent when it comes to the anti-war movements so prevalent during the Vietnam years. Now we can fight perpetual eternal wars because the majority of our nation is far removed geographically and psychologically from the combat front.

That would change, of course, if the draft were again reality but then, of course, many who would be subject to the draft would rail vociferously against war as so many did during Vietnam decades ago. How more divided can a nation grow from civil rights protest to eternal permanent war protest without splitting the nation in two permanently as well!